Mr. Knight is a hands-on manager with extensive turnaround experience in manufacturing, construction (service & material supplies), distribution, retail, real estate, and agricultural businesses. Michael has completed dozens of complex business transactions including refinancings, business sales, acquisitions and liquidations.
Mr. Knight has served as interim CEO, business consultant, interim manager, and court-appointed receiver of troubled and emerging companies. He has extensive experience in organizational restructuring, developing and implementing comprehensive cost control and efficiency efforts, strategic business planning and complex business transactions.
A well-known and highly-regarded leader in the turnaround profession, Michael is a frequent speaker on crisis management, distressed M&A and turnaround issues.
Mr. Knight is a graduate of Augustana College (B.A.) and Hamline University School of Law (J.D.) and is a member or past member of the following: Inducted Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy; Founder and Past-President, Upper Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association; International Board Member and Executive Committee Member, Turnaround Management Association (an 8,000 member international trade association of professionals who are dedicated to improving the profitability and performance of troubled companies); American Bankruptcy Institute; Bankruptcy and International Business Law Sections, Minnesota State Bar Association; and, the U.S. Court of International Trade.